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Local bestsellers



1. All the Light We Cannot See. By Anthony Doerr. Scribner.

2. Edge of Eternity. By Ken Follett. Dutton.

3. Lila. By Marilynne Robinson.FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX .

4. Nora Webster. By Colm Toibin. Scribner.

5. The Children Act. By Ian McEwan. Talese.

6. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. By Hilary Mantel. Holt.

7. Some Luck. By Jane Smiley. Knopf.

8. The Goldfinch. By Donna Tartt.Little Brown.

9. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. By Haruki Murakami. Knopf.

10. The Bone Clocks. By David Mitchell. Random House.


1. Not That Kind of Girl. By Lena Dunham. Random House.


2. Being Mortal. By Atul Gawande.Metropolitan.

3. Killing Patton. By Bill O’Reilly.Holt.

4. What If? By Randall Munroe. Houghton Mifflin.

5. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book. By Diane Muldrow. Golden.

6. The Innovators. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

7. Worthy Fights. By Leon Panetta. Penguin.

8. Guinness World Records 2015. By Guinness World Records. GUINESS WORLD RECORDS.

9. This Changes Everything. By Naomi Klein. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

10. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?. By Roz Chast. Bloomsbury.



1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. Broadway.

2. Orphan Train. By Christina Baker Kline. Morrow.

3. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Anchor.

4. The Signature of All Things. By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

5. The Museum of Extraordinary Things. By Alice Hoffman. Scribner .

6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman. Morrow.

7. This Is Where I Leave You. By Jonathan Tropper. Plume.

8. The Rosie Project. By Graeme Simsion. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

9. My Brilliant Friend. By Elena Ferrante. Europa Editions.

10. Me Before You. By Jojo Moyes. Penguin.


1. The Boys in the Boat. By Daniel James Brown. Penguin.

2. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

3. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2015. By Old Farmer’s Almanac. OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC.


4. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. By Ann Patchett. Harper Perennial.

5. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed.Vintage.

6. The Bully Pulpit. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

7. Mud Season. By Ellen Stimson. Countryman.

8. Brain on Fire. By Susannah Cahalan. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

9. Bad Feminist. By Roxane Gay. Harper Perennial.

10. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. Random House.

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound FOr the week ended Sunday, October 12.

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